I agree with ur Mil.
I mean 8 months old, what is she even still doing at home? Shes a big girl now. Kick her out and tell her to get a job!
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Though my grandma goes on the craziest tangents about parenting to the point I do not think she listens to herself speak. Like saying that hands are for loving, it confuses children if you hit them with your hand - that's why you should use an implement. Or goes on about silly things mothers worry about these days (like basic health and safety)
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I've had MIL thrusting a kids menu at me and telling me to order the nuggets, that DD will love them and when I politely declined and ordered DD a salad plate (strips of capsicum, cucumber and carrot, cherry toms, cheese, chunks of ripe avocado), she complained to the waitress that I really had no idea what kids like to eat at restaurants and that her grandsons love nuggets and it wasn't fair that poor Miss 2 (at the time) had to miss out on a treat.
Over the years I have learnt to smile and nod, smile and nod
I think people older than us come from a time when there were a lot of rules in regards to parenting. Things you could or couldn't do in order to be a decent parent.
I think they don't want to be told their advice or information is wrong (as nobody would - I wouldn't appreciate my daughter being shocked in a bad way about how I raised her, and telling me she would NEVER EVER raise her kids like that... cos it kind of naturally gets the hackles up)... but they also see us as little kids, not grown adults... it's like they think we NEED their input and help.
Some older-generation people seem to be okay and realising this, and therefore keeping their mouth shut... others suck at it. They fail to acknowledge that we don't need their help, let alone their judgement and rude criticisms.
Just try to not let it worry you... or at least, don't let it question your parenting. Just come on here and complain about it... lol.
Lol, don't worry, only joking!
My IL told me to take DS to the hospital when he was a couple of weeks old as "there HAS to be something wrong with him why he's waking up every 2-3 hours. My son slept through as soon as I brought him home".
Nothing is wrong with him! He's a breastfed newborn, that's all!
They also gave me crap for putting on 15kg during my pregnancy, when they only put on 4.5kg during theirs. When MIL saw me she was so disappointed (I went from 55kg to 70kg, 11 days overdue).
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